Both children at camp. Simultaneous. Phenomenal + rare as Supermoon.
Just before camp, Bubs ask w. genuine curiosity Is my camp pretty much like a leper colony? (No! Where did you hear about a leper colony?) I read about it. And it is like a leper colony. Because it’s a place where a bunch of people with the same disease live with each other, apart from everyone else.
BIGFOOT: But a leper colony was set up to keep people with leprosy away from other people, because people were afraid they’d catch leprosy. (<—No idea if true*.) And diabetes camp is set up to be for fun
BUBS: Hrrrrrmmmm. I guess
Bubs sad at drop off. Nervous? Bigfoot/Spouse not very worry. Also need freshen up/change clothes/drive to cocktail party/attend party. Lobster salad – Veuve Cliquot await! Bye, Bubs.
Then drop Jack sailing camp; children sleep on sailboat. Sounds cramped, hot, agony for Bigfoot but vast appeal for Jack. Last minute: panic in eyes. Some kids young, or old, girls, or nerds! Maybe thought would be paradise of madras shorts, bead necklaces, black socks pulled up. Best look in the world! Instead regular old mixed-bag humanity. Alas, must go freshen up/change clothes/drive to cocktail party/attend party. Lobster salad – Veuve Cliquot await! Bye, Jack.
Fun party. Next day sleep late. Then begin question: happy? Boys? Okay? Sons okay? Too hot? Too sad? Regret nubbly-texture shower shoes/too painful? Eating? Basals? Pond too much seaweed? Slimy on bottom? Any windows on sailboat? Sleep okay?
Decide Jack fine because no way know otherwise: no information until pick up Friday. So just trust okay. But Bubs’s camp each night post pictures for parental analysis/anxiety fondle.
REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE PHOTO INVENTORY: This
So grateful this not-frown/almost smile picture. Hope tomorrow inch even closer camp happiness.
*Read little bit about leper colonies. Actually Bubs correct: pretty much like summer camp.
The conditions in a leper colony could be quite varied. Some colonies were essentially like small villages, and although they happened to be in remote, isolated locations, the residents experienced fairly pleasant living conditions. In other cases, a leper colony could be a very grim place, with lack of access to suitable housing, poor conditions for farming, and limited opportunities for support from the surrounding community. In both cases, the fact that residents were not allowed to leave the leper colony would have been chafing, to say the least.